Pseudosmittia indet 2

(By Andreas Plank from 12. March 2008, last modified 18. March 2019)


  • premandible: 2+1 (apical+basal)
  • seta S1: 2 inner slightly shorter than outer
  • mandible: 3.5/4-1-1/2-0 (inner-apical-outer-surface)
  • mentum: lateral 5 teeth, submental setation below 1st lateral teeth
  • early instar 2nd and 3rd

Head 2nd/3rd instar

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Head (3rd? instar):

Old Comments


HQ Tang wrote at Tuesday, 15th April 2008 12:35:57 (GMT)

Why not consider “Smittia” sp for the nipple-like projection in the median tooth of mentum?


Andreas Plank wrote at Wednesday, 16th April 2008 18:28:32 (GMT)

I added a 2nd specimen here (I think these are the same). Well I think somthing “...Smittia” .. but Smittia is characterized with S1 plumose and not bifid; unfortunately this nipple-like projection in the median mentum tooth appears in Smittia, Parasmittia, Pseudosmittia ... confused